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    Building Project

    Winning Project for “PORTAL UZH” Selected

    The planned new building called PORTAL UZH is a key part of the mid- to long-term development of Irchel Campus. The conclusion of the architectural competition marks the first step in making the plans a reality.
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    Green Light for New Main Building

    The Government Council of the Canton of Zurich has approved the budget request for the new education and research center FORUM UZH. The new building can be realized as planned and is expected to be completed by the end of 2029.
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    Christmas Favorites

    Christmas traditions are as diverse as the people who celebrate them. The UZH News team presents some of the favorite Christmas things of UZH researchers and wishes all readers happy holidays!
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    Showcasing the Natural Sciences

    The new Science Exploratorium shines a light on research at UZH’s Faculty of Science. Current exhibitions provide visitors with insights into the collection of the UZH Botanical Museum, the field of particle physics, research on high-temperature superconductivity and a citizen science project on hydrology.
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    The harsher the environment, the more help parents receive

    Cooperative childcare is essential for us humans. It allowed us to evolve larger brains, to better learn from one another, and to be more social. But why did human evolution take this course?
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    Covid-19 Survey

    Most 22-Year-Olds Followed FOPH Recommendations

    The long-term study z-proso has examined the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on the lives of young adults in Zurich. On the whole, the pandemic has been a challenging time for the around 700 participants, whose daily lives were at times thrown into disarray. Nevertheless, many of the young adults were able to adopt positive ways of dealing with the difficulties.
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    Michael Hengartner

    Six Great Years

    Last Friday, Michael Hengartner bid UZH employees adieu at a farewell apéro. We flick through the photo album and look back at a few memorable moments from his six-year tenure at the helm of the university.
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    Ethnographic Museum UZH

    Exhibition on Wheels: Mobile Dairy Museum Tours Uganda

    A museum on wheels has recently started touring Uganda. The mobile museum is visiting remote towns and villages to give an insight into Swiss and Ugandan dairy practices. This traveling exhibition was co-created by the Ethnographic Museum at UZH. Here we take a closer look.
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    Botanical Museum

    Botanical Works of Art

    A mysterious set of dazzlingly beautiful glass diapositives was recently discovered in the university’s Botanical Museum. In her new book, archaeobotanist Christiane Jacquat presents these botanical pictures for the first time and describes the search for their creator.
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    Historic Buildings

    History Seen through Farmhouses and Village Churches

    A research team from UZH is investigating the historically significant buildings of the rural district of Dielsdorf near Zurich. The results will be published in a volume of the book series "Die Kunstdenkmaler der Schweiz".
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    Participatory Science Academy

    Citizen Science Zurich Style

    This past Wednesday the University of Zurich and ETH jointly unveiled the new Participatory Science Academy, an expansion of the Citizen Science Center Zurich that aims to bring citizen science to a new level. The Academy is generously sponsored by the Stiftung Mercator Schweiz.
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    UZH Alumni Founding Party

    A Great Party with Buster Keaton

    The UZH Alumni held a party to celebrate its founding – starring silent film great Buster Keaton and a newly planted Mirabelle de Nancy plum tree.
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    Digital Day 2017

    Living in a Digitalized Society

    Bitcoins, artificial intelligence, privacy, health data, and games to adjust your moral compass – on the occasion of Digital Day at Zurich Main Station, UZH presented the possibilities of digitalization and discussed the implications of the digital revolution for society at large.
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    Gender Equality

    Honoring a Pioneer

    Nadezhda Suslova was the first woman to be awarded a doctorate by the University of Zurich, 150 years ago. An anniversary event was held at UZH this week to honor this remarkable woman. The occasion also saw the presentation of the Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize to UZH researcher Mathilde Bouvel.
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    Uni-Poly Rowing Regatta

    UZH Victorious in 66th Uni-Poly Rowing Regatta

    UZH won three of the four races at the 66th edition of the Uni-Poly rowing regatta – with the boats of the alumni, the professors, and women all victorious. The 16-scull race – a world premiere – was also won by the UZH rowing team.
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    Zurich City University District

    University Embedded in the Fabric of the City

    With the planning stage for the Zurich City University District (Hochschulgebiet Zürich Zentrum) now closed, the architectural competitions are about to be launched. An update on this major long-term project was given at a media conference on Tuesday.
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    Switzerland and Europe

    "let’s do it"

    The festivities marking Winston Churchill’s famous Zurich speech provided a platform for a politically charged meeting between Swiss Federal President Johann Schneider-Ammann and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. With expectations running high, the main hall at UZH was filled to capacity to hear the two presidents’ addresses – in which they talked about the future of Europe and Switzerland’s involvement in the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation.
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